20 October


2017 US GP - FRIDAY PRACTICE

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20 OCTOBER 2017

MAX VERSTAPPEN
First Practice session: 1:37.339, Position: 4, Laps: 21
Second Practice Session: 1:35.065, Position: 2, Laps: 30
ďAfter a challenging year itís a good feeling to sign a new contract and continue this strong relationship. I really believe in the team and they believe in me, we have a great working relationship and they gave me the chance to start a career in Formula One. We have had our ups and downs this year but I still feel really good in the team, you can see they have been working really hard to improve and today shows that we are again competitive. I enjoy being in this team which is very important for me so thatís why I decided to extend my contract. If we can learn from what happened this year I have no doubt that this team can build the best car on the grid and start 2018 competing at the front. I have learnt a lot this year after what has happened, which is definitely positive. Today we showed good pace both in long run simulation and short stints so I think we have the ability to achieve a good result here.Ē

DANIEL RICCIARDO
First Practice Session: 1:39.366 Position: 16, Laps: 14
Second Practice Session: 1:35.463 Position: 5, Laps: 24
ďIt was not that easy today actually. The grip on the circuit was really low for what we were expecting with lap times. Itís humid so the tyres were getting really hot and then you struggle to generate the desirable grip on the car. We have a few things we can obviously try for tomorrow, now that we understand a bit more from these sessions. We didnít really have the ideal set up but I think with all those things considered weíre not a million miles off the pace and if we can get it right tomorrow we can still be up there. Thatís our target and thatís realistic so weíll work on that and hopefully youíll see us amongst the top three tomorrow.Ē
posted at 22:59:00 on 10/20/17 by webmaster - Category: races